KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 70. Estimate CHF3500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011.
Sold For CHF5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Stater (Gold, 8.35 g 12), Kallatis, Circa 250-225. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev.
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Nike standing to left, holding olive wreath in her right hand and stylis with triangular sail in her left; to left, Κ; below left, monogram of ΑΤΥ. Price 902 var. A brilliant piece, perfectly preserved. Some very minor doubling on the reverse, otherwise
, virtually as struck.
From a Swiss private collection..
It is believed that the stater coinage of Kallatis was primarily produced for payments to the Gauls - thus the vast majority of the city’s gold coins were probably melted down to make Celtic staters and fractions from the later 3rd century on.